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Gemma Ralph

Year of Call: 2016
Email Address: gemma.ralph@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 0330 332 2633
Clerk Name: Chris Mitchell
Clerk Telephone: 020 7583 8055
Clerk Email: chris.mitchell@3pb.co.uk

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Overview

Gemma Ralph is a civil practitioner. She specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence matters and has a particular interest in international and commercial law. She has a busy court practice, regularly appearing in trials and has appeared in a wide range of interim applications and CMCs.

Before coming to the Bar, Gemma spent ten years in Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service where she served overseas and, more recently, as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Legal Researcher. Gemma also spent two years working as the Business Manager to the CEO of Coutts Bank. Given her experience, she is especially interested in international litigation and commercial disputes and is very happy to travel in the UK or abroad on instruction.

Gemma speaks Spanish and is learning French.

Clinical Negligence

Gemma Ralph is developing her clinical negligence practice and has experience acting for Claimants and Defendants.

Examples of recent cases include:

  • B v an NHS Trust - Advised Claimant on merits and on expert evidence in relation to a claim for myocardial infarction following treatment.
  • W v an NHS Trust - Advised Claimant on quantum and drafted schedule of damages in fatal accident claim, including accountancy (pension) evidence.
  • D v a Local Health Board - Advised Defendant on expert evidence in relation to a claim by a prisoner for psychological and physical injury for alleged delay in treatment, failure to carry out medication review and failure to prescribe medication.
  • S v a Local Health Board - Advised Defendant on liability, merits, quantum and offers and drafted the Letter of Response in relation to a claim for failure to order an MRI scan where Claimant alleged they would not have undergone a knee arthroscopy had an MRI been ordered and were not advised of options.
  • P v an NHS Trust - Advised Claimant on liability, merits and further questions to an Expert in relation to a claim for the erroneous penetration of screws into the elbow joint and damage to the median nerve during an operation.
  • S-W v a University Health Board - Advised Defendant on liability, merits, quantum and offers and drafted the Letter of Response in relation to a claim for failure to appreciate aberrant biliary anatomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and incorrect treatment as a result.
  • D v a University Health Board - Advised Defendant on liability, merits and drafted the Letter of Response and further questions to an Expert in relation to a claim for failure to diagnose and treat retinal vein occlusion.
  • W v a University Health Board - Advised Defendant on merits and quantum of secondary victim claim for parents of neonate who died following negligent treatment.
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Academic qualifications

  • MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence
  • BPTC The University of Law

Scholarships

  • Astbury Scholar, Major Award, Middle Temple
  • Middle Temple Young Barristers Association Moot Winner (2017)

Professional bodies

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple